Program Highlights

  • State of the art Cancer Center
  • Highly translational research
  • Outstanding faculty mentors with a passion for cancer research, not just from an academic perspective, but because they understand that our research represents hope for so many patients
  • A core set of learning objectives that are designed to make you a successful scientist
  • Holistic approach includes academic, ethical, technical and professional skill training

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For Admissions & Application Information Contact

Patricia L. Cameron, PhD
Vice Dean, The Graduate School

Aleesha Waller
Manager - Recruitment
& Admissions, The Graduate School

(706) 721- 3278


About the Program

Cancer is of the most complex, feared, and devastating diseases affecting humanity. In the United States alone, about two million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year, and about 600,000 are projected to die of cancer (about 1,600 daily). The best intellectual and technological resources are focused on eliminating cancer through increased understanding, prevention, detection, and treatment. Cancer investigators are working together to address this challenge effectively. They have formed collaborative teams across diverse fields of study (e.g., developmental, biochemical, cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, epidemiology, genetics, and many others). This multidisciplinary approach provides diverse research opportunities and has made enormous strides in our understanding of cancer biology. Still, some of the most important discoveries await the next generation of scientists.

The Biochemistry and Cancer Biology program (BCB) of Augusta University offers some of the best technological facilities in the world and the innovative training needed to make significant contributions to this critical field of discovery.  Joining the BCB team will expand your intellectual horizons and explore the limits of your potential as a next-generation cancer researcher.



Dr. Darren Browning BCB  Co- Program Director

"Each student who joins the BCB program becomes a part of a family that works together to ensure that students are not only successful, but enjoy the journey." 
Darren Browning, PhD 

Dr. Bal Lokeshwar BCB  Co- Program Director

"We have a very welcoming tight-knit cancer community that fosters the growth of our students to become leading cancer researchers. I look forward to you being a part of our research team. 
Bal Lokeshwar, PhD

Program Information

For Program Specific Information

Darren Browning, PhD 
Co-Program Director

Bal Lokeshwar, PhD
Co-Program Director


Kim Lord
Program Administrator 
(706) 721-3271


Student Profile | Daley Morera


Daley Morea

"One of my favorite memories was traveling as a lab to the AACR conference in Chicago this past April. Three members from our lab presented posters and we were able to all support each other and learn about some amazing advances in all areas of Cancer Research together." - Daley Morera 

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